Encoding DVDs to iPod

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    I'm using HandBreak right now to put DVD movies on my video iPod and it takes forever, about 2 hours. Are there anyother faster apps to do it?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    What are the specs of your computer? And think about it this way, a DVD holds 4.7GB of space for a single layer and 8.4GB for a DL, and your computer is encoding that much data. My intel iMac can do it in about 40 Minutes and my iBook takes well over 3 hours. But no, I don't know of any faster apps and your computer is doing it really fast compared to my iBook.
     
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    I am using a 1.9 GHz iMac G5 and doing other things at the same time, sometimes I run the DVDs at night so I don't know exactly how long it takes when its only encoding the DVD.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Dude...

    It takes two hours to rip and encode a full dvd movie? That's actually not bad.

    Other alternatives are to use Mac the Ripper to rip the entire DVD and then set up a queue to encode the movies overnight.

    Oh, and handbrake DEFINITELY isn't that fast on any G5. I suspect it may be optimized for Velocity Engine, but I am not sure. It also seems to perform better with faster processors, for example my 1.5ghz 5200go equipped powerbook is faster than my buddy's 733 G4 tower with a kick-ass video card AND faster than a 1.6ghz iMac G5.

    So...MTR to rip four or so movies, handbrake overnight to encode them all. Works good for me.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Oh and...

    Oh, my buddy's Macbook pro (1.83, gig ram) is about five times faster at encoding anything.
     

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